Understanding the IRS Strategic Plan

Fiscal Year 2022-2026


Message from the Commissioner

Acting IRS Commissioner

I’m pleased to present the IRS Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026. In publishing this plan, we want to share our strategic priorities and how they shape the important work that takes place at the IRS, year in and year out, to help taxpayers. The goal is to provide a roadmap to help illustrate the many ways our employees will provide service to the nation for years to come.

Working for the IRS makes me extremely proud, and I’m excited about the future of our agency. My experiences as Commissioner have strengthened my belief that a fully functioning IRS is critical to the success of our nation. We serve and interact with more Americans than any other public or private organization. When citizens perform their civic duty each year by preparing and filing their taxes and paying only what they should, they help fund critical aspects of the country’s infrastructure, ranging from schools and roads to Social Security payments and the nation’s military.


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IRS Overview

Our Mission: Provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.

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Learning Agenda

The IRS's Learning Agenda supports the Department of the Treasury's Learning Agenda in meeting the requirements of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.

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This five-year strategic plan provides a blueprint for our continued organizational success, and we are excited and confident in our ability to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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Managing Risk

Recognizing that risk is inherent to the operations of any organization, the IRS actively identifies and manages risk to the nation’s tax administration system, with a focus on those that affect our mission.

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The IRS is committed to upholding the Taxpayer Bill of Rights throughout each and every interaction with taxpayers.  These rights are a central part of our mission, and putting taxpayers first is the foundation of everything we do at the IRS. 

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Alignment with Treasury

As the Department of the Treasury’s largest bureau, the IRS plays a critical role in advancing Treasury’s Strategic Plan 2022-2026 by co-leading the “Tax Policy and Administration” strategic objective and supporting eight other objectives across all five goals.

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